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"Constellations" exhibition at the Orenda gallery



54, rue de Verneuil, between Musée d'Orsay and the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood, in Paris.

For this show, Isabelle Bonzom is the only female artist, the other artists included Italian painters Giovanni Cerri and Antonio Mignozzi and French sculptor Bernard Abtey.

The show runs until March 31, 2018


"I have devoted my work to the relationship between human beings, their environment, and the infinite. Yet, for me, what matters most is the exploration of my language, that is, of painting. I paint with stains, marks and traces. I like to play with chance and accidents when paint is flowing or when I spray it on the support. The canvas is studded with dots. Colored veils track the wood veins. I create links between painting, support and iconography because paint is a substance and embodies the image. I create metamorphoses : my clouds are trails of colors, the lights and aura of the city blend into the night sky, the vegetal becomes aquatic, aerial and cosmic, human bodies merge into luminous cascades. I am fascinated by atmospheric phenomena and the Milky Way, by their spectacular and pictorial qualities. I have been impressed also by the writings of Epicurus and Lucretius. As a painter, I share their concept of an open world, a world in the making, where micro and macro connect, where bodies are traversed by particles and seeds. The world is fluid, germinating and expanding. The carnal aspect of my painting, and its plasticity, echo the fertile rain of atoms."

Isabelle Bonzom, 2018

 

Interview of frescoist Isabelle Bonzom by Barbara Badetti :


More info about the Buon fresco painting by Isabelle Bonzom


 

The Gallery and Art Institute of LeeSang, based in Seoul (South Korea),
now represents Isabelle Bonzom's painting

 

 


An essay about Isabelle Bonzom's painting by art critic and curator, Helen Gramotnev,
published in the Australian cultural site Brushword
:

Helen Gramotnev notably writes " Isabelle’s ability to remain receptive to her surroundings is what allows her to use painting as a way of activation... Her intelligent, highly intuitive, and multifaceted compositions demand much more than just a glance. And every time a critic writes about Isabelle, their impressions rightly attribute to her depth and maturity of thought, and feeling and breathing life in her work."

Read the full text of Helen Gramotnev's essay about Isabelle Bonzom

 

A conversation between Françoise Stark-Mornington, psychoanalyst, and Isabelle Bonzom, artist

This dialogue was published in 2016 on the French site dedicated to psychoanalysis and art Le lisible dans l'illisible


The Emancipation of Colour
an article by art critic and curator, Gabino Kim, about Isabelle Bonzom's painting

 

 



Read the interview of Isabelle Bonzom by journalist Maïa Mazaurette
on the artist's male nudes, published by GQ


 


Collector - Art Impact


In her book Collector published in Seoul, journalist and curator Eunju Park dedicates a long chapter of her book to the impact of art on life. She bases her analysis on the painting of Isabelle Bonzom in which Eunju Park discerns a vital force and a creative abundance. The author views the singular approach of this artist as embodying the constructive and beneficent power of art on the human being.


Read and watch about Collector's book and the Art Impact



Tribute to art critic Pierre Sterckx

Pierre Sterckx, who died in May 2015, was an art critic, a curator, a lecturer and an art consultant. He worked for French art magazines Beaux-Arts Magazine, Art Press and Art Studio. He was a great supporter of Isabelle Bonzom's painting. They had a long conversation about art, which started the very first day the critic and the artist met, in 2001. This dialogue continued until Pierre Sterckx’ death. Read excerpts of this conversation between the art critic and the artist published in 2016 in Isabelle Bonzom's catalog "The Heart of the Matter". Pierre Sterckx curated three shows in which he presented Isabelle Bonzom's painting, including the Jouvences exhibition where, in addition to Isabelle Bonzom's, he gathered the works of 22 other artists, among them: Tony Cragg, Christopher Wool, Charles Sandison and Eric Fischl.

Read more about the Tribute to Pierre Sterckx

"Isabelle Bonzom paints the savor of things.
She has developed themes as varied as urban forests, meats and nudes.
Yet, the invariant thread in her work is her concern with incarnation.
She paints the fluid evolution of the flesh, the turmoil of bodies and their passages."

Pierre Sterckx



Isabelle Bonzom - The Savor of Things

A video about Isabelle Bonzom's painting is on Youtube, with quotes by art critics, art historians, philosophers and curators.

 

 

UrbanFlower
an art video by Isabelle Bonzom 

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